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Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics

December 9 - December 13, 2019
San Diego, California, USA

The number one antibody engineering conference for accelerating next generation antibodies to commercial success. Find the latest science, technology and partners in antibody engineering, immunobiology and next generation binders.

2020 New York Strucutral Biology Discussion Group

January 9 - January 9, 2020
Stern auditorium at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The 2020 New York Structural Biology Discussion Group Winter Meeting will take place onThursday, January 9, 2020. The NYSBDG winter 2020 meeting will take place in the Stern auditorium at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Check the Twitter link @NYSBDGrp for updates.


2nd South-East Asian Crystallographic Overview And Systematic Training (SEA COAST

January 21 - January 29, 2020
KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand

We are delighted to announce the 2nd South-East Asian Crystallographic Overview And Systematic Training (SEA COAST) workshop in the year celebrating the 60th year of the university. The workshop is organized jointly by King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT), Ronan Keegan from CCP4 (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), Garib Murshudov from MRC-LMB, UK, and Ruslan Sanishvili (Nukri) from Argonne National Laboratory, USA.

SEA COAST 2020 will cover the fundamental concepts of macromolecular X-ray crystallography and all aspects of protein structure solution process from crystallization to structure refinement and deposition to PDB. It will feature CCP4, PHENIX, SHELX, Global Phasing suites of programs, molecular graphics, pipelines for structure determination and much more. All software will be presented by software developers. The workshop is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young scientists both from academia and industry, who have background and/or are interested in protein X-ray crystallography.

2nd CCP4/BGU Workshop on Advanced Methods for Macromolecular Structure Determination

February 23 - March 4, 2020
Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel

We are very pleased to announce the 2nd CCP4/BGU Workshop on Advanced Methods for Macromolecular Structure Determination, which will take place at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, Israel, between 23rd February to 4th March, 2020.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants, and everybody who is interested is welcome to apply.

The workshop program will be suitable for last-year PhD students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and young scientists in their first years of research.

The workshop will embrace the full course of Macromolecular Crystallography and Cryo-EM: from data collection to structure solution and PDB Deposition, with a particular emphasis on practical aspects of each and every step.

In addition, all participants will have an opportunity to carry out remote data collection at Diamond Light Source on their own samples.

A team of leading structural biology software developers from around the world will present lectures and tutorials and will also be available to help participants with their own projects, such as processing own data and solving structures during hands-on sessions of the workshop.

More information, including “how to apply”, registration form and tentative program, can be found at:

The closing date for application is 20.12.2019.

Understanding Biology through Structure

March 16 - March 20, 2020
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Santa Fe NM

This symposium, designed to bring together junior and senior scientists, will feature recent advances in structural biology including technology development, protein-nucleic acid complexes, viral pathogenesis and vaccine design, cell signaling, design and discovery of drugs, and structure, dynamics, and function of membrane proteins.

Keynote speakers are Ilme Schlichting, David Stuart, Erica Ollmann Saphire,Robert Stroud, Suzanne Scarlata, David Eisenberg, Wayne Hendrickson, Yvonne Jones, Eva Nogales, and Tom Blundell.

Speakers at the symposium will be encouraged to present sufficient background and experimental detail so that students can understand the significance, promise, and limitations of their work. Each talk will have a full 10 minutes of discussion (15 minutes for Keynote talks). Moderators for each session will help include students and postdocs in the discussion. Students and postdocs will have many opportunities to talk with more senior researchers at conference breaks, meals, receptions and poster sessions.

The symposium will include a poster session with up to 80 presenters. Registered student and postdoc poster presenters can apply for travel awards covering hotel and registration which will be awarded based on the applicant\'s publication record and abstract.  Successful applicants will be notified on a rolling basis about a month after they register for the conference.

After the main conference there will be an optional Phenix workshop with lectures and hands-on sessions on using Phenix for crystallography and cryo-EM.

11th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to Biological Samples

March 25 - March 27, 2020
PSI, Switzerland

The Workshop will address essential questions and challenges of radiation damage to biological samples during their examination with ionizing radiation. The workshop will cover various X-ray and electron scattering techniques, from crystallography to imaging, and offers ample opportunities for information exchange and discussion among researchers from around the globe.

International School of Crystallography - Erice 2020

May 29 - June 6, 2020
Erice, Sicily, Italy


The past several years have produced transformations both in the long term management of chronic diseases and in the treatment of illnesses that previously seemed intractable. Nevertheless, understanding and managing human health remains one of the most challenging aspects of our society. One fundamental problem is the lack of a full comprehension of the underlying biology of healthy and diseased states. While structural information is still applied at different stages of the drug design process, especially during drug optimization, the focus has now decisively moved earlier, to providing tools for the understanding of the disease biology. This has resulted in traditional structural biology techniques being thoroughly integrated with other disciplines, including biophysics, informatics, biology and chemistry. Because of the continuously evolving experimental and computational techniques, the success of the entire process depends on proper management of the increasing complexity, diversity and volume of data generated. The purpose of the course is to provide the students with: a) an overview of the current structural and biophysical techniques used in the field; b) the use of informatics tools in drug discovery; c) the evolving role of chemistry in drug design and biology understanding; and d) an introduction to biologics and their applications.  Several case studies will be presented to highlight the different topics. Hands-on workshops and tutorials will complement the lectures.

Les Houches-TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop

June 7 - June 12, 2020
Ecole de Physique des Houches, France

This workshop is a forum for presenting, teaching and discussing results from the application of state-of-the-art experimental (including, but not limited to, optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, electron microscopy, AFM and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics.


June 12 - June 19, 2020
Oléron island, France

We are pleased to announce the 7th RéNaFoBiS Oléron workshop, dedicated to Integrative Structural Biology, that will take place on the Oléron island (France), from June the 12th until June the 19th, 2020. The main objective of this workshop is to offer a theoretical and practical training in the different techniques used in integrative structural biology (X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, NMR, cryo-electron microscopy, sample preparation for structural biology, biophysical methods to study and characterize macromolecular interactions). The goals are to explain and illustrate, to an audience mainly composed of doctoral students and young researchers, the contributions and limitations of each method with a strong emphasis on their complementarity/synergies and future developments.

The official language of the workshop is French but presentations may be given in English, depending on the overall profile of the students. For practicals, English and French speaking groups may be organized.

Registration will be open on a specific web site starting January 20th, 2020 (maximum number of participants: 25).

Applications will be evaluated upon deposition.

8th NovAliX Conference

June 15 - June 17, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Biophysics in Drug Discovery 2020 | US Edition

Developing the Synergy between Biophysics and Medicinal Chemistry to Deliver Better Drugs

The eighth edition of the conference intends again to bring together biophysicists and medicinal chemists, the synergy between their disciplines being key to deliver better drugs on a shorter timeline.

Data-Rich Experiments in Serial Crystallography, Time-Resolved Studies and MicroED

July 25 - July 26, 2020
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, USA

The Gordon Research Seminar on Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Macromolecular crystallography is experiencing a revolution in the rate of data collection. This has been enabled through innovations in fast readout detectors, extensive beamline automation, and the development of more advanced sources such as XFELs. Serial crystallography, time-resolved studies and dynamics, and micro electron diffraction are harnessing these developments to generate an unprecedented amount of data. As gigabyte and even terabyte-sized datasets become more common, high performance data storage and new methods to automate data processing will be paramount in the standard workflow. This seminar will highlight experiments already producing large datasets and methods facilitating fast and efficient protein structure solution. We also ask the question: what new biological systems could be the next great structural challenge given this data-rich revolution?

2020: 70th ACA Annual Meeting

August 2 - August 7, 2020
San Diego, California, USA

Tentative Schedule:

Workshops & Opening Reception: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sessions Day One: Monday, August 3, 2020

Sessions Day Two: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sessions Day Three: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Sessions Day Four & Banquet: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Future Planning Meeting: Friday, August 7, 2020

General Assembly & Congrewss of the International Union of Crystallography IUCr 25

August 22 - August 30, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic

Modern crystallography is an interdisciplinary subject covering structural biology, pharmacy and chemistry to physics and materials science. It includes the study of protein structures and also the crystals structures and microstructures of minerals, new functional materials, nanoparticles, bulk materials, and thin films. It is interested also in the relationship between the structure and function of materials. Important related topics is development of instrumental techniques for structural characterization of materials including large facilities XFELs, synchrotrons and neutron sources but also continuous improvement of laboratory equipments, development of optics, better and faster detectors.

The core methods of crystallography are X-ray and neutron scattering. However, mainly in last decade, it includes electron diffraction and microscopy, NMR and different spectroscopies. This development also allows investigation of structural changes under extreme conditions such as high and low temperatures, high pressures, time-resolved studies, different in-situ experiments in external fields (magnetic, electric), chemical reactions.

The scope of the congress comprises all this. Moreover, this is the 25th anniversary congress and completes one era of these congresses that started in 1948.

The congress programme is prepared by the International Programme Committee representing mainly the IUCr commissions that are also the main focus of the congress: Aperiodic Crystals, Biological Macromolecules, Quantum Crystallography, Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, Crystallographic Computing, Crystallographic Nomenclature, Crystallographic Teaching, Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage, Crystallography of Materials, Electron Crystallography, High Pressure, Inorganic and Mineral Structures, Magnetic Structures, Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography, Neutron Scattering, NMR Crystallography and Related Methods, Powder Diffraction, Small-Angle Scattering, Structural Chemistry, Synchrotron and XFEL Radiation, XAFS.

All the organizers and IPC will do the best in setting up an attractive programme covering the latest advances in crystallography and related sciences to attract both young and senior scientists as well as companies.

The inauguration of the Congress will take place on the evening of August 22, 2020 followed by seven full days of scientific sessions, 8-9 in parallel, in maximum. The closing ceremony will take place in the evening of August 29. Workshops (half and full day) can be held on August 21-22, and also on August 30, after the congress.

8th Murnau Conference on Structural Biology 2020

September 16 - September 19, 2020
Murnau, Germany

The Murnau Conference on Structural Biology is the biannual meeting of the study group Structural Biology of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), taking place in the beautiful scenery of the Alpine foothills of Bavaria.

During three days in September of 2020, established leaders of the field and younger scientists will come together for discussions in a relaxed atmosphere. Besides lectures given by invited speakers, there is room for additional oral presentations and posters. Industry exhibitions and social events further complement the program.